Firefox 2.0 new features

Firefox 2.0 RC2 has been available for a while. And we're trying to put Firefix 2.0 into Solaris11 as soon as possible. The Solaris build for Firefox2.0rc2 can be found here. From the user's point of view , there are some big changes to it to compare with Firefox1.5. You can click here to get a quick overview. And I'll also give some of my opinions below:
1. The Preferences dialog has changed a lot. All the options are reorganized and put into different categories. For example, The "Connection" setting is moved to "Advanced->Network", the "Downloads" category has been removed completely and moved to "Main". The user will need some time to get use to the changes.
2. The improvement of the look and feel. Firefox2.0 gave me a great impression on the first sight, such as the glow and fade effects of the buttons and labels. In the later candidate process, there are some other improvement ahead.
3. Session restore. This must be a wonderful improvement for some crashes. The crashes of Firefox1.5 mean that you lost every pages you have. It's a disaster sometimes. But now, Firefox2.0 can help you resume all the information. Isn't that great?
4. Inline spell checking. Spell checking is an important feature for email composing. As the popularity of the blog, wiki and some other stuff, it becomes more and more important for the web browser. Now I'm sitting in front of my SPARC, taking advantage of this cool feature.:-)
5. Tab browsing enhancement. The most obvious feature is that each label has a close button now. Closing the wrong tab can be avoided, and the History menu can also help to reopen the accidentally closed one.
All the above features are the ones I like most. There are also some Web Feeds and security improvement. If you're interested, feel free to have a try.;-)

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[Trackback] masaki katakai has blogged that the contributed version of firefox rc2 for solaris is out. check out some exiting new features! download firefox rc2 for solaris here! firefox release notes: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0/releasenotes/ alfred...

Posted by stotti.blog() on October 13, 2006 at 11:09 AM CST #

More effects, lower performance...

Posted by Zhongtao on October 25, 2006 at 03:54 AM CST #

Just check the release notes: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0/releasenotes/, the Troubleshooting part. Use the safe mode to disable the extension or theme, then have a try. There should have some performance improvement in this release.

Posted by Alfred on October 26, 2006 at 09:00 AM CST #

2.0 is released. When? and I found this is release notes Contributed Builds ... Solaris (contributed by SUN Desktop Beijing Team)

Posted by dipplum on October 27, 2006 at 12:29 PM CST #

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